Everybody actually loves words, they’re just doing it wrong.
The 3rd-most-common mistake people make with words, so common it is taken for perfection, is looking at them, in vain, for meaning and for making sense. As Peter Drucker put it, “There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.”
It is useless because words lack the sensory organs required for the job. The sensational one, the one with the senses, is you. And looking at words for meaning is equally useless because what a word means to you, no word can know it for you.
Sure, deciding the meaning of words takes work and there are people out there eager to do it for you, for free. For free? Well, let’s put it this way, in the words of Bruce Lee, “If words control you means everyone else can control you.”